Date: 3/8/18 11:55 am
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Today's MBC outing
Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to the Sandy Creek Backwater and
surrounding area was attended by Barb Hohman, Lucine Wright, Jeanette &
Dick Esker, Bill Butler, Archie Carpenter, Pat Collins, Jason White, and
myself. Snow in almost white-out conditions on the way to Northwest Drive.
Very few ducks on the river. A few at the Backwater (BW) and Belleville
Wetlands (BeW).

Birds: "*" = highlights

Canada Goose
*Wood Duck - BeW
*American Black Duck - BW, BeW
*Green-winged Teal - BeW
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
*American Coot - BeW
Ring-billed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
*Bald Eagle - 2 adults - BW
Red-tailed Hawk
*Belted Kingfisher - BeW
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
*American Kestrel
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted titmouse
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
*Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

On the way to Northwest Drive I saw 9 Scaup - sp in the river at Spencer's
Landing and two adult Bald Eagles. One soaring over Joe Skinner Road above
Belpre and the other in a tree on Blennerhassett Island viewed from Civitan
Park in Belpre.

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